lathe tool post

Lathe Tool Clamping

May 19, 2020 Nigel 0

The are a number of things to consider when clamping the lathe tool into the toolpost, lathe tool clamping: clean surfaces correct height clamping base overhang One of the first things to do when changing [more…]

Soba 3 jaw lathe chuck

Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck

April 19, 2020 Nigel 1

After living with the runout on my Warco WM240B 3-Jaw for some time I decided to replace the chuck with a 125mm Soba 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck. The replacement of the chuck was a fairly easy [more…]

Lathe Tools

July 22, 2018 Nigel 0

The lathe tools are held in a toolpost on the lathe cross-slide and which are then fed into the rotating workpiece to machine it to size. Lathe tools are made from high speed steel (HSS), [more…]

Reduce any Overhangs

July 1, 2018 Nigel 0

Reduce any Overhangs is all about increasing the stiffness of the workpiece, the machine and the tool. An overhang equals flexibility. One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and [more…]

Glanze Profiling Tool

June 16, 2018 Nigel 0

I bought this Glanze Profiling Tool to use on the Warco WM240b lathe. The tool comes with a torx key, but no space insert. Although being round you can rotate the insert and so re-use [more…]

Glanze TCT Tools

August 5, 2017 Nigel 0

Having bought a Warco WM240b lathe I needed some larger tools as everything up until now had been based around my HobbyMat and Unimat 3 that are both very happy with 6mm tooling. At 6mm [more…]